The Mackinac Center for Public Policy has been named the recipient of a million-dollar-plus bequest. The benefactor, who wishes to remain anonymous, has been a Mackinac Center member since 1994 and now joins our Legacy Society.

The gift is part of a charitable remainder unit trust, which allows a person to transfer financial assets to nonprofit groups or others at the time of the giver's passing.

The benefactor said, "The Mackinac Center is the best, and I want it to have the resources to remain the best. No other public policy institute has more long-term impact in making Michigan a better place to live, work, and raise a family."

Marking the milestone, Vice President for Development James E. Kostrava said, "Visionaries like this generous friend leave a legacy that promotes free markets, limited government, and respect for private property."

Mackinac Center friends who are interested in joining the Legacy Society should call the Office of Development at (989) 631-0900.